Professional Development for Educators

The GSC and Professional Development for Educators

The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for those who wish to improve their teaching/practice and understanding of critical global issues. Such opportunities include day-long workshops; certification/ development points; lectures on global issues etc.

The GSC can provide funding support for K-12 teachings and other educators. For example, the GSC offers oversea experience for K-12 teachers and are faculty during the summer. In 2009, the GSC was awarded a Fulbright Hays Short-Term Study Tour for Educators, which permits the GSC to take 12 teachers to Egypt for 4 weeks. This experience enables teachers to develop lesson plans and materials pertinent to their professional needs and interests. For more information about funding/ grant opportunities for educators, please contact us: global@pitt.edu

Upcoming Workshops & Events for Fall 2018

Global Issues Through Literature, Fall 2018

Power of Diversity and Inclusion in Classrooms

This Fall's Global Issues Through Literature series, a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn about and use new texts in the classroom, will explore ways in which authors' works touch upon issues of exile, religious intolerance, and injustices to marginalized groups such as women and the LGBTQ community. We are excited to continue partnering with City of Asylum and their authors-in-residence. Sessions usually take place in 4130 Posvar Hall (unless otherwise noted) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided. Click on date below to register:

Upcoming Workshops:

December 13: Aristotle and Dane Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Previous Workshops:

November 15: Exile Poems by Tuhin Das

Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and City of Asylum.

Tuhin Das, the current ICORN writer-in-residence of City of Asylum, is a poet, activist, political columnist, short story writer and essayist from Barisal, Bangladesh.

Contact Maja Konitzer with questions.

 

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